Revolution und Krieg: Die Ukraine in den großen Transformationen des neuzeitlichen Europa

Date: 28-29 May 2015

Conference Venue: New Conference Venue TAGUNGSWERK JERUSALEMKIRCHE Lindenstraße 85, 10959 Berlin 

Organizers: Deutsch-Ukrainischen Historikerkomission im VHD, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena und Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien München/Regensburg.

One of the greatest tasks involved in writing the history of Ukraine today is to situate it in its transnational context. To this end, this high-calibre international conference, ‘Revolution and War: The Ukraine and the Great Transformation of Modern Europe’, aims to make an important contribution. In the course of four section, participating historians will engage the history of Ukraine in the context of Europe’s transformations from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The cornerstones for this examination will be the Thirty Years’ War (1618 to 1648), the First and the Second World Wars, and the development of Ukraine since 1989.

Further information can be found in the section Workshops

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Annual Conference 2015: INTO THE OPEN. 1990 – THE FIRST YEAR OF TRANSITION

Date: June 11-12, 2015
Conference Venue: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Rosensäle, Fürstengraben 28, 07743 Jena


The conference aims to explore the manifold aspects and reactions to a world in rapid transition. Case studies from the fields of politics, economics, intellectual currents and everyday life will discuss the attempts to cope with unexpected challenges and to shape events. Rather than continuing the ongoing debate on why communism failed and rather than taking the ensuing attempts at democracy for granted, the conference aims to develop an historical approach to the foundations of our contemporary world.

Enquiries about attendance should be sent to imre-kertesz-kolleg(at)uni-jena(dot)de 

Further information can be found in the section Annual Conference 2015